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A chilling thriller set in the Australian Outback, from the pen of the world's bestselling writer, James Patterson and co-written with award-winning crime writer Candice Fox.

THE NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER!

Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast.

With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry’s chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case – in the middle of the Outback.

Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down.

But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry’s not sure who she can trust anymore.

And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . .

'A bright new star of crime fiction - Candice Fox's writing is inventive, thrilling and totally addictive. It has been such a pleasure to work with her on Never Never.' James Patterson

Reviews

It's all delightfully Mad Max-ish, and more than a tad gothic, with the added joy of yet another feisty female warrior who is always going to win the war but not the battle. It is also – no surprise here – a very fast read.

Sydney Morning Herald

A bright new star of crime fiction - Candice Fox's writing is inventive, thrilling and totally addictive. It has been such a pleasure to work with her on Never Never.

James Patterson

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781925324945

    May 29, 2017

    Arrow Australia

    368 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781925324938

    August 15, 2016

    Century Australia

    368 pages

    RRP $37.00

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    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

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  • EBook

    9781925324952

    August 15, 2016

    RHA eBooks Adult

    368 pages

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    • Amazon Kindle
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Extract

‘If you reach the camp before me, I’ll let you live,’ the Soldier said.

It was the same chance he allowed them all. The fairest judgment for their crimes against his people.

The young man lay snivelling in the sand at his feet. Tears had always disgusted the Soldier. They were the lowest form of expression, the physical symptom of psychological weakness.

The Soldier lifted his head and looked across the black desert to the camp’s border lights. The dark sky was an explosion of stars, patched here and there by shifting cloud. He sucked cold desert air into his lungs.
 

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Never Never Review

“Serial killing, an outback mining camp, a hard-nosed policewoman and Australian accents – what more do you need from a read on a winter weekend?”

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